It’s getting to be gardening time in our area so I wanted to share plant resources with you.
I found a fabulous short video at PBS about Plant Structures. In addition to the video, there’s a short essay, discussion questions, and a list of science standards.
Check out the other resources I collected for plant structures.
Activities that involve heat and cold.
Try them at school or at home.
Check out the poetry suggestions!
Something with simple materials that will fascinate children?
I collected several chemistry activities for your consideration, thanks to the Exploratorium Museum and Steve Spangler Science.
Make sure to check out the poetry suggestions.
Check out these resources from Sciencefun.org. I highlighted a few activities, specifically choosing ones that have simple materials and a video. It’s just a sample of the science activities on their site, pick what works best for you and, as a scientist, be safe!
There’s more from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian.
Many great ideas for science at home!
I recently posted suggestions from Steve Spangler for bubbles.
My niece called for a bubble recipe as she played with her almost two-year old son and I thought it can be such a fun activity I’d find more resources for you.
Just like my last blog, my source is the Exploratorium Museum
I listed activities from simple materials to uncommon materials like dry ice.
One of my favorite science museums in the world is the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
They have been very generous and posted what they call snacks that feature simpler ways of creating many of the displays you’ll find at their fabulous museum.
I would like to share a few with you that focus on the topic of light.
Try out a few activities that feature sound.
Singing Glasses – make a stemmed glass “sing”
Screaming Cup – Use a piece of string to make a cup “scream”.
Water Whistle – Use a glass of water and a cut straw to make a “whistle”.
Short videos make it easy to see the science in each activity.
Here’s the fifth in a series of fun, at home resources
I want to share from SteveSpanglerScience.com.
He’s posting fifty experiments for fifty days starting yesterday 3/23/20. Check them out!
I picked activities that worked for a variety
of ages and with simple materials you might find at home.
I suggest many extensions to challenge
kids as they do science (and make the activity
take a bit longer).
Use sleeves from take out coffee OR scraps of paper to make an optical illusion.
Stare at an image and when you look away you’ll see something very different.
Create an illusion of a pumpkin and then use an image you choose to create a new illusion.
Use wet gloves to bounce bubbles!
Create bubbles inside bubbles!
If you have the supplies you might create bubble cubes or bubbles snakes.
Lots of bubble ideas!!